A Place Fit for Buccaneers

Life in the Falklands is hard, but hardy people love it

There are about 10 million penguins (if any penguin census can be believed), mainly Magellans, gentoos and rock hoppers. There are also sooty shearwaters, kelp geese, oyster catchers, ground-tyrants, king shags and occasionally a black-browed albatross.

There are about 650,000 sheep. There used to be 100,000 wild cattle too, but they almost all got killed, as did the elsewhere-unknown "wolf fox," called the warrah. There are also sea lions, sometimes in colonies as large as 300, and elephant seals up to four tons in weight.

There are even 1,800 people, who...

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